Southern California Rainbow Society of the Deaf (SCRSD) Records

Michael C. Oliveira
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives
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Southern California Rainbow Society of the Deaf Records

Collection number: Coll2008-031

ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives

Los Angeles, California
Processed by:
Michael C. Oliveira
Date Completed:
June 11, 2008
Encoded by:
Michael C. Oliveira
© 2008 ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives. All rights reserved.
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Southern California Rainbow Society of the Deaf records
Dates: 1977-1979
Collection number: Coll2008-031
Creator: Southern California Rainbow Society of the Deaf
Collection Size: 1 archive carton. 0.2 linear foot
Repository: ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives.
Los Angeles, California 90007
Abstract: Administrative records and newsletters, 1977-1979, of the Southern California Rainbow Society of the Deaf (SCRSD), the Los Angeles chapter of the Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf. The collection includes newsletters from the national Alliance and other regional chapters.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

Publication Rights

Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).

Preferred Citation

Box #, folder #, Southern California Rainbow Society of the Deaf (SCRSD) Records, Coll2008-031, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

Acquisition Information

Date and method of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Michael C. Oliveira, June 11, 2008.
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Administrative History

The Southern California Rainbow Society of the Deaf (SCRSD) was formed in June 1977, at a meeting of 22 people at the home of Bob Wickham and Bob Miller in Sherman Oaks, California. SCRSD later joined the Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf, the national organization for deaf members of the GLBT community, and hosted the Alliance's 1993 national conference.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains administrative records, including the constitution and by-laws, minutes, membership and chapter address lists, and newsletters of the Southern California Rainbow Society of the Deaf (SCRSD), the Los Angeles chapter of the Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (RAD), from 1977 to 1979. The collection also contains national Alliance and other regional chapter newsletters, 1977-1979.

Arrangement

The arrangement of the documents reflects their original order as they were found in a ring binder, with the chapter’s administrative records followed by the newsletters of other chapters and of the national organization, the Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf. Documents found loose in the front of the binder have been placed in the first folder, "Correspondence and Press Releases". Additional correspondence, memoranda and chapter newsletters can be found in the "Minutes" folder.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Deaf gays--Los Angeles
Deaf lesbians--Los Angeles
Gay clubs--Los Angeles
Lesbian clubs--Los Angeles
Social groups--Los Angeles
Southern California Rainbow Society of the Deaf


Collection Contents

Box 1 : 1

Correspondence and press releases circa 1978

Box 1 : 2

Newsletters 1978-1979

Box 1 : 3

Membership and chapter lists circa 1978

Box 1 : 4

Constitution and by-laws 1978

Box 1 : 5

Minutes 1977-1979

Box 1 : 6

Buckeye Rainbow Society of the Deaf (BRSD, Ohio) 1978-1979

Box 1 : 7

Brothers and Sisters Club (London) circa 1978

Box 1 : 8

Coconut City Society of the Deaf (CCSD, Miami Beach) 1978

Box 1 : 9

Empire Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (ERAD, New York) 1977-1978

Box 1 : 10

Capitol Metropolitan Rainbow Alliance (CMRA, Washington, D.C.) 1979

Box 1 : 11

National Rainbow Society of the Deaf (NRSD) 1977-1979

Box 1 : 12

Rainbow Liberty Bell Society of the Deaf (RLBSD, Philadelphia) 1979

Box 1 : 13

Rainbow Deaf Society (RDS, San Francisco) 1977-1979

Box 1 : 14

Sir II Club for the Deaf (Detroit) 1978

Box 1 : 15

Windy City Rainbow Society of the Deaf (Chicago) 1977-1979